Accession Number : AD1019374

Title :   America's Airman: David Deptula and the Airpower Moment

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air University School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Jackson,Abraham

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2011

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : This thesis explores the air-minded ideas of Lieutenant General David A. Deptula and his legacy as an iconic Airman. The author uses Deptula's career to outline his trajectory and understanding of airpower ideas in the context of the modern global environment. His concepts apply across all domains and his air-minded thinking is about taking advantage, while at the same time recognizing the limitations, of cognitive approaches to modern warfare and its weapons. Based on foundational principles, his air-minded thinking today continues to embody the radical paradigm shifting so necessary to ensure continued national defense. The lasting effect of Deptula is a further evolution of air-minded thinking in an effort to maximize effects to achieve policy ends at minimum cost.

Descriptors :   Military doctrine , warfare , air power , Joint military activities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE